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  • Posted in thread: Late Extract Additions and DMS? on 04-16-2013 at 06:45 PM
    It seems pretty standard advice around here to add ~half your extract close to the end of the
    boil to minimize maillard reactions and darkening. How does this affect the chemicals in
    extract that are ...

  • Posted in thread: Scorched LME? on 04-01-2013 at 02:18 PM
    Drank my first extract American Pale Ale yesterday. I was generally pretty good, but it had a
    little bit of what I assume is an extract twang at the end of the sip. From what I've read, I
    assume it's ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry yeast for big beers on 03-27-2013 at 03:20 PM
    I'm planning a big beer now, an IIPA. Does anyone see any potential problems with rehydrating 2
    dry yeast packages and pitching them? I can never seem to make time the day before to make a
    proper star...

  • Posted in thread: Beer smells and has a slight taste of manure on 03-25-2013 at 05:09 PM
    Just out of curiosity, how do you know what manure tastes like?

  • Posted in thread: Brewers Best Fruit Flavors? on 03-21-2013 at 08:40 PM
    I think the Brewer's Best extracts are OK in SMALL quantities, but if you want to have an
    upfront fruit flavor, they start to taste really, really artificial.Whenever I need to use
    extract flavoring, ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew an Authentic German Style Hef? on 03-19-2013 at 10:32 PM
    I'd like to brew an authentic German style Hefeweizen using partial or BIAB approach.How hard
    is to get really close to some of the best German varieties? I've heard from some other brewers
    that every...

  • Posted in thread: recommended bottle conditioning temp on 03-01-2013 at 09:02 PM
    What about warmer fermentation temps? I'm keeping the primary and secondary in the mid to upper
    60s, but I don't have a way to keep the bottles at a stable 70 deg. Summer house temps rise to
    80 during...

  • Posted in thread: DIY Wort Chiller Fail? on 03-01-2013 at 04:17 PM
    I made the same mistake. As long as it doesn't leak you're good to go. After you bend that 90,
    the copper will strain harden. Copper is not a metal that holds up well to repeated flexing.
    You could cr...

  • Posted in thread: Greetings From Houston, TX on 02-27-2013 at 06:55 PM
    I'm originally from Colorado and have spent significant time in London, but I've been here for
    5 years now. I'm 1 batch into brewing, and I appreciate the advice from other members. I do
    have some con...